Captain Defied Orders to Rescue Refugees in 1982: Sometimes You Make an...

Captain Defied Orders to Rescue Refugees in 1982: Sometimes You Make an Exception

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family photo of refugees rescued by US CaptainA Vietnamese family faced certain death trying to escape communist rule in a crowded fishing boat that was taking on water as a storm approached.

If not for the kindness of an American captain aboard the USS Morton, who knows the importance of making an exception, their daughter would never have been born, and would not be graduating this month from George Washington University law school.

 

(READ the inspiring story in the Washington Post)

 

(Family photo)

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